Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Be All You Can Be

The Army used 'Be All You Can Be' as their marketing slogan for twenty years before changing it to, 'Army of One' back in, I believe 2001.

For many more years than twenty I have lived by this slogan, not because I had my eyes set on the Army as a career or anything, but because I just believed that any goal I set for myself was only as good as my determination and will to complete it. Since I can remember I have been living my life believing that I was the one calling the shots. For years now, after surrendering most things to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ back in February of 1996 I continued, although I would never have admitted it at the time, to control my own destiny, believing that I was shaping my own destiny through the power we have been granted from our God in freedom of the individual will. All the while God frowned, shook his head, and perhaps grinned a little at my goofy decisions. I can hear Him now, like a loving yet disapproving parent, "If you would only have heard me back then, you can not even conceive the blessings."

Well, here I am now.

Lord, help me to be all You have created me to be.

1 comment:

LeslieW. said...

Good for you dude. I hope you reap some of those blesings real soon.